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Brett McLean
Brett McLean
Center
Number: 53
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 184
Shoots: Left
Born: Aug 14, 1978
Birthplace: Comox, BC, Canada
Acquired: Signed by Colorado as a free agent on July 22, 2004.
Drafted: DAL / 1997 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 9th (242nd overall)
CAREER
2005-06: Set career highs in assists (31) and points (40) in his first year with the Avalanche…His previous best was 31 points with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2003-04…One of six Avalanche players to skate in all 82 games…Ranked second on the team in faceoff win percentage at 50.6%…Played in his 100th NHL game on Nov. 23 at Detroit…Recorded a career high two assists on Dec. 31 at Phoenix, his first multi-point game since Oct. 23, 2003 at San Jose…Collected seven points during Colorado's eight-game winning streak from Dec. 31-Jan. 17…Notched 11 points in January (1g/10a), establishing a new career best for points in a single month…Logged a season high 18:36 of ice time on Jan. 7 vs. Columbus…Was +3 and tied his career high with two assists on Jan. 24 vs. Calgary…Compiled a career-high five-game point streak, Jan. 17-26 (0g/7a). PLAYOFFS: Appeared in his first career playoff game in Game One (CQF) at Dallas on April 22…Skated in eight of Colorado's nine postseason games overall…Assisted on Alex Tanguay's overtime winner in Game Three (CQF) vs. Dallas on April 26.  2004-05: Played in Sweden in 2004-05. 2003-04: Began the season in the American Hockey League but wound up spending most of the year with the Chicago Blackhawks…Scored 11 goals with 20 assists in 76 games for the Blackhawks…Was assigned to Norfolk (AHL) prior to the season on Oct. 6…Appeared in four games with the Admirals, recording three goals and three assists…Set a Norfolk record with five points (2g/3a) Oct. 8 at Wilkes-Barre…Recalled from Norfolk on Oct. 14…Scored his first career NHL goal on Oct. 16 at Columbus…Got his first career assist three nights later, Oct. 19 vs. Nashville…Scored two goals, including a shorthanded tally, in a 3-3 tie at San Jose on Oct. 23…Played a career-high 23:13 and was +1 on Nov. 9 vs. Colorado…Assisted on the overtime winner against St. Louis on Feb. 22…Scored a power play goal Feb. 27 vs. Columbus before sustaining a mild concussion during the game…Would be forced to miss the next three contests, returning to the lineup on March 5. 2002-03: Spent most of the 2002-03 campaign with Norfolk (AHL) but did get a two-game audition with the Blackhawks…Made his NHL debut on Dec. 10 in Long Island, becoming the 200th player to have played in both the ECHL and the NHL…Finished second in scoring with the Norfolk Admirals, posting totals of 23 goals and 43 assists for 66 points…Led Norfolk in playoff scoring with eight points (2g/6a) in nine games. 2001-02: Played in 78 games with Minnesota's AHL affiliate, the Houston Aeros, notching a professional best 24 goals. 2000-01: Performed in 74 games with the Cleveland Lumberjacks in the now-defunct International Hockey League, scoring 20 goals and adding 24 assists. 1999-00: Began the season with the Johnstown Chiefs of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) before Calgary assigned him to Saint John (AHL). 1998-99: Played in three different cities over five seasons in the Western Hockey League (WHL) from 1994-99…Finished with career WHL totals of 181 goals and 224 assists for 405 points in 329 games…Was traded from Kelowna to Brandon midway through the 1998-99 campaign…Had 70 points (32g/38a) in 44 games with Kelowna and 31 points (15g/16a) through 21 games with Brandon…Also played in seven games with Cincinnati of the AHL. 1997-98: Named to the WHL Second All-Star Team (West) with the Kelowna Rockets…Had 42 goals and 45 assists in 54 games. 1996-97: Notched 44 goals and 60 assists for 104 points with Kelowna. 1994-95: Spent his rookie season in the WHL with Tacoma.
 
PERSONAL
Brett and his wife Brenna were married this past summer…Hosted an event to benefit breast cancer victims in British Columbia this summer…Is involved with Hinote’s Heroes, a charity group founded by former Avs teammate Dan Hinote, as well as Shjon Podein’s Team 25…Favorite sport besides hockey is soccer…Lists Bear Mountain in Victoria, B.C. as his favorite golf course…Lists Cole Hauser as the actor who would play him in his life story…Lists the late Pat Tillman as his favorite non-hockey athlete.
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